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  • From the Turner Diaries, to Camp of the Saints, and now to Qanon! Thom Hartmann exposes the dangerous history of Republican conspiracy theories!

    Czar Nicolas created a conspiracy theory to attack Jewish people under his rule, now the Republicans are doing the same thing, instead of looking at systmatic issues like climate change and imperialism,Republicans are blaming migrants, black people, and women for the problems in the country, just like the Czar blamed Jewish people.

    Now they are blaming democrats with the most outlandish theory, called Qanon!


  • The radical right has a secret hub Anne Nelson calls The Shadow Network, linking media, money, and the far right.

    Do secret organizations like ALEC, the Council For National Policy, and others have more control over our democracy than you do?

    Anne Nelson joined Thom to discuss just how far these connections go.

    Anne Nelson is the author of Shadow Network: Media, Money, and the Secret Hub of the Radical Right.


  • QANON, once an internet conspiracy theory is now a dangerous cult, with members inside congress. Dr. Jack Bartich joined Thom to talk about everything you need to know about Qanon.

    Dr. Jack Bratich is Associate Professor-Dept. of Journalism & Media Studies, School of Communication & Information-Rutgers University

    WATCH NEXT: QANON: Dangerous Conspiracy Theories Exposed - https://youtu.be/cqYgqX-lhsg


  • How are progressive victories built? What is the foundation of the progressive victories of the past, like the New Deal? What foundation will the next progressive victories be built upon?

    According to Gar Alperovitz, no progressive victory from the New Deal to the Civil Rights movement came about without activists on the ground building up movements.

    Gar Alperovitz, the Co-Founder & Principle of the Democracy Collaborative joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the laboratories of democracy being built from the ground up by activists on the ground right now.


  • War can be stopped, but only if we organize to stop it, says Gar Alperovitz. Find out what it takes to build a world without unjust war. Gar Alperovitz, the Co-Founder & Principle of the Democracy Collaborative joins Thom Hartmann to discuss the laboratories of democracy being built from the ground up by activists on the ground right now. In this clip Gar expands his vision from laboratories of democracy to organizing against war.


  • Every politician talks about wanting to help small businesses, but little happens. Once 40% of the economy was small businesses. Independent businesses are now less than 23%. New business being started has dropped.

    For small business to survive, big business needs a break up!

    Stacy Mitchell joined Thom to discuss small business and many other topics over an extended session.

    Stacy Mitchell is Co-Director, Institute For Local Self-Reliance


  • The way Trump has dealt with his election loss is that he wants someone else to take the courage and say that he lost. Trump has no courage and expects to win everything, forever. He has been rescued by so many people over his lifetime and is expecting someone to rescue his election defeat – but nobody is stepping up.

    Dr. Justin A. Frank joined Thom to discuss Trump’s current state of mind.


  • Donald Trump is afraid and he wants you to be afraid too!

    Dr. Justin Frank explores how Donald Trump uses fear to manipulate people into voting for him and for his own power.

    Dr. Justin A. Frank joined Thom to discuss Trump’s current state of mind.

    Dr. Justin A. Frank is a Psychoanalyst & Clinical Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Science-George Washington University / Author-Trump On the Couch (Previous books include Obama on the Couch & Bush on the Couch)

    WATCH NEXT: Trump on the Couch - https://youtu.be/KLbc7EaKKyU


  • Donald Trump lost the 2020 election. But in defeat Trump just may have admitted to tampering with the 2016 election. Dr. Justin Frank found himself shocked when he caught Trump admitting to stealing his first election.

    Was Donald Upset he lost the election he was trying to steal?

    Dr. Frank found Trump's tell by noticing that he did one thing that psychopaths always do. But Donald Trump is not the only psychopath. Was Ronald Reagan a Psycho too?


  • Are the rich Crazy? What about GOP Politicians? What is the relationship between psychopathy and success in business and politics? Is Donald Trump a psychopath? What about Mitch McConnell or Ronald Reagan?

    Are they crazy? Dr. Justin Frank exposes the rich psychopaths who buy psychopaths in political office. What a crazy world we live in!

    How are you staying sane with all the crazy around us?

    Dr. Justin A. Frank joined Thom to discuss Trump’s current state of mind.


  • What is authoritarianism? How do strongmen leaders come to power? How do strongmen leave power? What about this style of government attracts Mussolini and Trump?

    Thom Hartmann does a deep dive into the authoritarian leader with Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Ruth Ben-Ghiat is the author of a new book, "Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present"


  • Nature has rights. Our system doesn't acknowledge those rights. Is it time to fight for the rights of Nature along with other human beings? Does respecting the rights of nature mean giving land back to indigenous people?

    Melissa Troutman and Joshua Boaz Pribanic join Thom Hartmann to discuss how the rights of nature and their new film, Invisible Hand.

    Invisible Hand, produced by Mark Ruffalo, is the first documentary film on the rights of nature. Invisible Hand follows stories about the fight between capitalism and democracy.


  • Donald Trump got too close to a military coup. Could the next strongman president succeed where Trump failed? Thom Hartmann talks to the scholar on fascism.

    Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Thom Hartmann for a deep dive into the strongman style governance of Donald Trump. Professor of History & Italian Studies-New York University (NYU) / Historian & cultural critic / scholar on fascism & authoritarian leaders / Author of seven books including her latest, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.

    Watch Next: Authoritarianism From Mussolini to Trump (w/ Ruth Ben-Ghiat) https://youtu.be/xtnWQ5DniEc


  • What is the fate of our planet if left to four-year term politicians? How dire is the climate change situation? Doctor Michael Mann has spent 20 years studying climate science and bringing it to people’s attention.


  • The US government freaked out when a Soviet spy claimed that telepathy was possible. The government, and 19 US military and the intelligence communities launched a 20-year research program to investigate whether it would be possible to spy on Russia while sitting on the couch. Some of the experiments were quite unnerving.

    Dr. Edwin C. May was part of the research project and shared his experience with Thom during an extended session.

    Is it some form of ESP? Space time distortions? Information from the future? The Space Time Continuum?


  • The value of your money is not set in stone. What happens when exchange rates are lowered by monetary authority? Are you about to pay more for less?

    Professor Richard Wolff joined Thom to discuss economics and how they affect you.

    Professor Wolff is an Economist / Co-founder, Democracy At Work / Author of numerous books - his latest is “The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us from Pandemics or Itself”.

    WATCH NEXT: Money Created Out of Thin Air? - https://youtu.be/VaiUjT5eL2Q